Vurës and Vera’a

The aim of this project is a thorough documentation of the Vera’a and Vurës languages within their cultural context. The documentation will focus primarily on Vera’a, which is the more endangered language of the two, with only 200-300 speakers. Vurës has about 1,000 speakers.

Focal points for documentation are: marine and forest environment, music, song, dance, every-day interactions, and ceremonial activities.